Learning Path Overview
Become an AWS Auditor, Build the skills necessary to understand how to audit solutions on the AWS Cloud!
Having a detailed view of your AWS infrastructure is key to a finely tuned environment. Knowing what resources you have, where they are, their current status, how they are performing and where improvements can be made, ensures your resources and costs are maintained at an optimum level.
The AWS Cloud is an ever-changing environment, resources are provisioned and terminated due to its very nature of being elastic and scalable. When you have dynamically changing infrastructure, you need to know the status of these resources and how they are performing against defined metrics.
This AWS Auditing & Monitoring Learning Path will show you how to Audit and Monitor your AWS infrastructure using a number of different AWS services specifically designed for this very purpose.
Learn foundational knowledge and get started with AWS to extend your technical skills and proficiency allowing you to audit solutions on the AWS Cloud. Gain hands-on experience and confidence in auditing AWS services. It’s time to start the Learning Path!
Instructors included in this Learning Path
- AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
- AWS Config: An Introduction
- Amazon Web Services CloudWatch
- Advanced Techniques for AWS Monitoring, Metrics and Logging
- Understand how to audit and monitor an AWS infrastructure using different AWS services
- Be able to use the hands-on experience gained to implement skills in a real-world environment
- Good knowledge of AWS, including the products and services that it offers
- 13 hours and 25 minutes of expertly instructed training content
- 6 Courses
- 2 Quizzes
- 3 Labs
- A final simulation Exam
- April 6, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
- September 21st, 2018 - Added Course 'How to Implement and Enable Logging across AWS Service (Part 1 of 2)'
- September 21st, 2018 - Added Course 'How to Implement and Enable Logging across AWS Service (Part 2 of 2)'
What is AWS compliance?
AWS offers a portal called AWS Artifact which is an audit and compliance system that provides access to compliance reports. These reports include the Service Organization Control (SOC), Payment Card Industry (PCI), and other accredited certifications.
Is AWS ISO 27001 certified?
Yes. AWS Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) are ISO 27001 certified, which includes infrastructure, data centers, and multiple services. Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) are all covered by this certification.
Is AWS SOX compliant?
AWS controls to meet the compliance needs of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). The controls are designed and operating appropriately for the SOX Section 404 financial statement audits. AWS also meets the FISMA Moderate standards requirements and the PCI Data Security Standard.
Is AWS GDPR compliant?
AWS is GDPR complaint. A compliant Data Processing Addendum (DPA) is available to ensure your organization meets the GDPR contact requirements. The AWS Terms and Conditions include the DPA and is applied globally to customers needing it for GDPR compliance.
Is AWS HIPAA compliant?
No software or cloud service is completely compliant with the HIPAA regulations, however, AWS does support HIPAA compliance and will execute business agreements with healthcare organizations. HIPAA compliance is about how the system is used and not the platform. If no changes are made to the configuration, AWS is considered to be secure enough for HIPAA regulations.
Learning Path Steps
Any information that helps to secure your Cloud infrastructure is of significant use to security engineers and architects, with AWS CloudTrail you have the ability to capture all AWS API calls made by users and/or services. Whenever an API request is made ...
AWS CloudTrail Intermediate
With the ever-changing nature of Cloud Computing in AWS, through the use of Auto Scaling, and self-healing architecture mechanisms, having visibility and awareness of your AWS resources is invaluable. It can be difficult to understand what your resources wi...
Compliance check using AWS Config Rules: See how AWS Config can enhance your security and compliance with AWS managed rules and custom rules with AWS Lambda
AWS Config Intermediate
Course Description: CloudWatch is a monitoring service for cloud resources in the applications you run on Amazon Web Services. CloudWatch can collect metrics, set and manage alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources. Amazon Web Servi...
CloudWatch is a monitoring service that AWS provides. You can use it to monitor AWS resources or custom resources, inside or outside AWS.
Course Description This course is part 1 of a 2 part course series which focuses on a number of key AWS services and how they perform logging and monitoring across your environment. Being able to monitor data provides a number of key benefits to your or...
Course Description This course is part 2 of a 2 part course series which focuses on a number of key AWS services and how they perform logging and monitoring across your environment. Being able to monitor data provides a number of key benefits to your or...
Modern AWS cloud deployments are increasingly distributed systems, comprising of many different components and services interacting with each other to deliver software. In order to ensure quality delivery, companies and DevOps teams need more sophisticated ...
Learn how to configure and use AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch in cooperation with each other to monitor AWS infrastructure and services. Whenever an Instance is stopped or terminated and alarm will trigger (using AWS SNS) and deliver an email notification to...
Exam: Auditing and Monitoring on AWS
About the Author
Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.
To date Stuart has created over 40 courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance
He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.
In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.
Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.